Easy navigation tip to know Right Bank from Left Bank in Paris

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You have probably heard people reference the Right Bank and Left Bank sides of Paris when talking about locations of certain arrondissements (districts), areas like the Marais or St. Germain des Pres, shops and cafes but how can you tell which side is the Right Bank and which side is the Left Bank?

Paris is divided by the Seine River with the Right Bank, also known as Rive Droite, being the north side and the Left Bank, Rive Gauche, being the south side.

But no worries if directions aren’t your thing or you get turned around while touring the city, a major tourist site can help you navigate. Continue reading